Student name:-ANUM MANZOOR
Class Teacher’s name:- MS. RESHMA
-“When one looks at one man’s journey through oppression, perseverance, and rigorous imprisonment, it is hard to imagine how it led to millions being empowered“:
When one looks at one man’s journey through oppression, perseverance, and rigorous imprisonment, it is hard to imagine how it led to millions being empowered. A simple man, who believed in the idea of justice and equality, this is his journey from Mohan to how we know him today, the Mahatma means. At the same time, we must realize that Gandhiji’s commitment to truth and nonviolence was more than a philosophical commitment to a set of abstract ideas.
He belonged to a family of administrators from the princely state of Rajkot and on account of that affiliation, from an early age, he was well-versed in the necessities of statecraft. Not even once during his illustrious political career did he underrate the centrality of the state to the well-being of its citizens. The practices and methods of Gandhian politics, especially those aimed at curbing the various forms of violence that we see in the world, create a regime of peace that is truly lasting and sustainable. Reflecting on the question of violent political confrontations of his own times, Gandhiji argued that getting rid of a man who obstructs him will only produce a sense of security that is both false and short-lived. On the other hand, engaging with one’s detractors and studying grounds of disagreement will produce a lasting truce. Gandhiji’s policy of debate and dialogue, when invoked in situations of global terrorism and trade conflicts, will eventually produce international cooperation, and a sustainable and conflict-free world order.